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09-10-2004, 07:17 PM
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habitual_hab
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[QUOTE=Seachd]If market value = one owner, then that's true, because it only takes one team to sign a player. How did Holik get fair market value? Look at what 3rd liners make. It was much more than fair due to a GM getting carried away. And Holik laughs his way to the bank.[QUOTE]

How did Holik get fair market value? Holik wanted a contract worth $9 million per season. The Rangers, Maple Leafs and Holik's former club the Devils got into a bidding war for his services.

Rather than reject Holik's salary demands, all three teams fell over each other trying to land him. The Leafs and Devils offered up $8 mil per season before the Rangers got him by agreeing to his demand for $9 mil per season.

Did Holik and his agent hold a gun to the collective heads of Glen Sather, Pat Quinn and Lou Lamoriello? No. Holik got what THREE teams deemed to be "fair market value".

So, how is the NHLPA is at fault for Holik's contract and the subsequent escalation of salaries?

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